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    Elite Member Larro Darro's Avatar
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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomSeller View Post
    How do you drink your beer that way?
    Here is one way. Larro


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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    We slow down so we waste less time and money on smashed equipment.

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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    Your L3400 has a suspension seat, maybe it is froze up

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/k...sion-seat.html

    ----J

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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    I have a drag that pull behind mower to help keep the pastures smooth.-img-20130314-00197-jpg
    Last edited by foreman Etexas; 10-29-2013 at 11:56 PM. Reason: POS blackberry

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    Bobcat V417 Toolcat 5610 F TORO+Loader

    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    Here is my .

    Four wheel independent suspension, four wheel steer and four wheel drive.
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    Don't worry about side hills!
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    Anything steep enough to roll it, I would be too puckered to drive on!

    Out front 7' brush hog, easy to see what you are cutting.
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    For grass and small brush, use the 90" Finish Mower out front. Mower Attachment - Bobcat Company
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    Hold "Ctrl" (Control) and click on picture to open it in a new Tab.

    My Avatar, the TORO+Loader:
    Kwik-Way FEL and TORO Groundsmaster Put Together

    Compact Telehandler: ​(This replaced my tractor) V417 Versahander

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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomSeller View Post
    How do you drink your beer that way?
    Get the drinking done first!

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    Super Member flusher's Avatar
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    Sold the farm, sold the tractors, moved back to the city

    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Disc and drag are the only way to ensure a really smooth surface. You'll have to make several passes to get it done.

    Use caution when working on hills. I assume you don't have a tractor yet based on your initial post in this thread and lack of information in your profile. If so, I'd get a tractor that permits the wheels to be adjusted for a sufficiently wide stance to minimize rollover risk.

    Good luck.
    Follow up to my previous post:

    It doesn't cost a lot to rig up a disc and drag combo. Here's one that I use on my 6-acre hayfield.

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    It's a 7-ft Towner offset disc that a neighbor gave me (no cost), a few tires/rims from another neighbor (no cost), some chain, a few bags of concrete and several plastic buckets for the weights on the disc (~90 lb each) and that's it. A few passes over the field makes the surface level and smooth.

    Good luck

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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    An old 2wd 50-60 hp tractor with a big finish mower works wonders compared to what you're using. Our fields are rough, I love jumping in our 100 hp MF vs bumping along in the 50 hp kubota. We have used a little 50 hp IH though in years past which is quite smooth too.

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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    Quote Originally Posted by flusher View Post
    Follow up to my previous post:

    It doesn't cost a lot to rig up a disc and drag combo. Here's one that I use on my 6-acre hayfield.

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    That is good for a crop field but what if your wanting to do your yard, wouldn't you need to pack it down some afterwards? I have the same issue with old tractor ruts.

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    Default Re: How do you mow rough ground quickly?

    Quote Originally Posted by streamin View Post
    That is good for a crop field but what if your wanting to do your yard, wouldn't you need to pack it down some afterwards? I have the same issue with old tractor ruts.
    Here's how I put in the landscaping around my house.
    1) Plow the area with a middle buster and my kubota B7510HST

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    2) Rototill--Yanmar RS1200 48" wide

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    3) Use my Huskee riding mower and a tire drag to bust up the large clods

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    4) Use a carpet drag to smooth and level the surface

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    5) Use water-filled roller to compact the soil

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    I used the riding mower for the finishing steps since the Kubota has ag tires that would mess up the planting surface.

    Good luck

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